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The Comparative Tarot Deck

by Ricardo Minetti, Pietro Alligo & Valerie Sim

The Comparative Tarot Deck
Price: $19.95
Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: 2.6 x 4.72 inches, or 66 x 120 mm.

Back of card: Navy blue/violet, with (you guessed it) a card from each of the four decks in question. The card: The Lovers, the decks shown in the same order as on the front. Format: The top half is mirrored, upside down, in the bottom half. Each half is divided into left & right. Each of these halves has the Lovers's image from the four decks. So the back of each card has four tiny copies of the Lovers's card, printed in one color only. May be inverted.

Booklet included: Yes, 64 pages. Measurements: 2.6 x 4.72 inches, or 66 x 120 mm. Instructions in English, Italian, Spanish, French & German.

Publisher: Lo Scarabeo. Printed in Italy.

Comments: In the Comparative Tarot, the idea is to show what each card looks like in four very different decks. The decks are:

The Universal Tarot, a close Rider-Waite copy.
Tarot of the Sphinx. Note that Nefertari's Tarots is the same deck, but reversed.
Tarots of the Origins
Tarots of Marseilles

All of these are decks published by Lo Scarabeo.

I wasn't too keen on the idea at first, believing that such small images would be too hard to read. After looking at the deck, I find I was mistaken. This is a great way to expand one's understanding of the cards.

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